Consider the following statements about Inter State Council:

  1. It is permanent constitutional body for coordination between the States of the Union
  2. The Prime Minister is the ex-officio Chairman of the Inter-State Council

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is incorrect because the Inter-State Council is not a permanent constitutional body. It can be established at any time if it appears to the President that it is necessary in the public interests to establish such council. Second statement is correct.

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